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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413775/an-interesting-case-of-mycoplasma-pneumonia-associated-multisystem-involvement-and-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage
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Rashmi Mishra, Edison Cano, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Severe mycoplasma pneumonia is a rare entity with only 0.5-2% of cases having a fulminant course. We present a 74-year-old woman with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and remote history of marginal zone B-cell lymphoma admitted with abdominal pain and diarrhea of 1-2 days associated with body-aches, dyspnea, dry cough and weight loss for 2-3 weeks. On physical exam, she was febrile, tachypneic, tachycardic and hypoxic on room air. Chest examination revealed diffuse crackles and end-expiratory wheezes. Laboratory tests showed anemia, acute-on-chronic kidney injury and hyaline casts and epithelial cells in the urine analysis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413581/robotic-assisted-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval
#2
Shahin Owji, Tony Lu, Thomas M Loh, Adeline Schwein, Alan B Lumsden, Jean Bismuth
Although anticoagulation remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with venous thromboembolism, guidelines recommend the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in those who fail anticoagulation or have contraindications to its use. Short-term use of filters has proven effective in reducing the rate of pulmonary embolism. However, their extended use is associated with a variety of complications such as thrombosis, filter migration, or caval perforation, thus making a case for timely filter retrieval. This is the case of a 68-year-old female with a history of chronic oral anticoagulation use for multiple deep venous thrombi (DVT) and pulmonary emboli (PE) who required cervical and thoracic spinal intervention for spondylosis and foramina stenosis...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406123/utilization-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-and-galectin-3-in-the-diagnosis-of-cerebral-infarction-patients-with-normal-cranial-tomography
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E Ekingen, M Yilmaz, M Yildiz, M Atescelik, M C Goktekin, M Gurger, O D Alatas, M Basturk, N Ilhan
OBJECTIVE: It was aimed to determine whether levels of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and Galectin-3 contribute to the diagnosis of cerebral infarction in clinically suspected ischemic stroke patients with normal computerized cranial tomography (CCT) in the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, patients above the age of 18 years who presented to emergency department of Firat University between December 2011-November 2012 and were diagnosed with cerebral infarction were included...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400030/detection-of-residual-pulmonary-vascular-obstruction-by-ventilation-perfusion-lung-scan-late-after-a-first-pulmonary-embolism
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Romain Chopard, Bruno Genet, Fiona Ecarnot, Marion Chatot, Gabriel Napporn, Agnes Hyvert, Katy Didier-Petit, Francois Schiele, Nicolas Meneveau
The long-term impact of persistent pulmonary vascular obstruction after pulmonary embolism (PE) remains unknown. Based on ventilation-perfusion lung scan performed at discharge and 3 months after a first PE, we aimed to investigate the prognostic value on 5-year adverse events of (1) residual pulmonary vascular obstruction (RPVO) at discharge (DIS-RPVO), (2) RPVO at 3 months (3M-RPVO), and (3) relative change in RPVO between the 2 scans (RC-RPVO). We performed a prospective, multicenter cohort study from January 2007 to December 2009 including patients who survived at least 3 months after a PE...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399929/xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis-presenting-as-acute-pleuritic-chest-pain-a-case-report
#5
Justin Chow, Rameez Kabani, Kirstie Lithgow, Magdalena A Sarna
BACKGROUND: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare and serious manifestation of chronic kidney inflammation that can be life-threatening if not recognized and treated appropriately, often with antibiotics and surgery. Affected patients are most commonly females in their fifth or sixth decade of life with a background of obstructive uropathy, nephrolithiasis, or recurrent urinary tract infections who present with vague nonspecific symptoms. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old woman of Russian ethnicity with a history of nephrolithiasis presented to our emergency department with new left-sided pleuritic chest pain amid a 6-week history of constitutional symptoms including fevers, night sweats, and 7 kg of weight loss...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385907/endovascular-recanalisation-of-a-chronic-occlusion-of-the-retrohepatic-ivc-associated-to-a-filter-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Rene Lizola, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Javier E Anaya-Ayala
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are useful adjuncts to prevent venous thromboembolism to the pulmonary circulation in the setting of contraindication for anticoagulation. Despite their proven decreased rate of pulmonary embolism, IVC filters are not without complications. We herein present the case of a 22-year-old man with a history of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome who was sent to our institution for evaluation with Budd-Chiari and post-thrombotic syndromes associated to a chronic retrohepatic complete IVC occlusion secondary to an IVC filter placed 5 years earlier...
April 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379023/-cardiovascular-complications-of-cancers-and-anti-cancer-therapy
#7
Jiří Vyskočil, Katarína Petráková, Petr Jelínek, Michal Furdek
In our aging population the incidence of cancer is increasing in the elderly. We are thus facing a new challenge especially considering incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in this patients population. Overall survival of cancer patients has significantly improved therefore cancer has become in many cases a chronic disease. We are about to be treating patients who either may develop a new CVD or their current CVD may deteriorate. Cancer can cause various cardiovascular conditions locally (pressure in mediastinum, effusions) or systemically (increased risk of pulmonary embolism, arrhythmias, carcinoid heart disease)...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366298/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-economy-class-syndrome
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María Abellás, Ana Menéndez, Raquel Morillo, Luis Jara-Palomares, Deisy Barrios, Rosa Nieto, Esther Barbero, Jesús Corres, Pedro Ruiz-Artacho, David Jiménez
OBJECTIVE: Clinical presentation and short-term prognosis of patients with travel-associated acute pulmonary embolism (PE) (i.e., economy class syndrome [ECS]) is not well understood. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of patients with acute PE identified from a single center registry, we assessed the clinical presentation and the association between ECS and the outcomes of all-cause mortality, PE-related mortality, nonfatal venous thromboembolism and nonfatal major bleeding rates through 30days after initiation of PE treatment...
March 30, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356407/an-epidemiological-analysis-of-the-burden-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-the-usa-europe-and-japan
#9
REVIEW
Henning Gall, Marius M Hoeper, Manuel J Richter, William Cacheris, Barbara Hinzmann, Eckhard Mayer
Epidemiological data for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) are limited and there are conflicting reports regarding its pathogenesis.A literature review was conducted to identify CTEPH epidemiological data up to June 2014. Data were analysed to provide estimates of the incidence of CTEPH in the USA, Europe and Japan. An epidemiological projection model derived country-specific estimates of future incidence and diagnosis rates of CTEPH.Overall, 25 publications and 14 databases provided quantitative epidemiological data...
March 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356405/the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#10
REVIEW
Gérald Simonneau, Adam Torbicki, Peter Dorfmüller, Nick Kim
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare, progressive pulmonary vascular disease that is usually a consequence of prior acute pulmonary embolism. CTEPH usually begins with persistent obstruction of large and/or middle-sized pulmonary arteries by organised thrombi. Failure of thrombi to resolve may be related to abnormal fibrinolysis or underlying haematological or autoimmune disorders. It is now known that small-vessel abnormalities also contribute to haemodynamic compromise, functional impairment and disease progression in CTEPH...
March 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355988/direct-oral-anticoagulants-an-alternative-treatment-for-thrombotic-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#11
A S Resseguier, B Pereira, V Rieu, G Le Guenno, V Grobost, M Ruivard
Background Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) demonstrate a lower risk-benefit ratio than vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for secondary thromboprophylaxis of thrombotic events. But there are no data on the efficacy of DOACs for the prevention of thrombotic recurrence in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of DOACs to prevent recurrences of thrombotic events in patients with APS. Methods This was a single-center pilot, using a multi-step Fleming design. If seven or fewer patients presented treatment failure with rivaroxaban, the study could conclude efficacy...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335835/impact-of-thrombolytic-therapy-on%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-long-term-outcome-of-intermediate-risk-pulmonary%C3%A2-embolism
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Stavros V Konstantinides, Eric Vicaut, Thierry Danays, Cecilia Becattini, Laurent Bertoletti, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Helene Bouvaist, Francis Couturaud, Claudia Dellas, Daniel Duerschmied, Klaus Empen, Emile Ferrari, Nazzareno Galiè, David Jiménez, Maciej Kostrubiec, Matija Kozak, Christian Kupatt, Irene M Lang, Mareike Lankeit, Nicolas Meneveau, Massimiliano Palazzini, Piotr Pruszczyk, Matteo Rugolotto, Aldo Salvi, Olivier Sanchez, Sebastian Schellong, Bozena Sobkowicz, Guy Meyer
BACKGROUND: The long-term effect of thrombolytic treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the long-term prognosis of patients with intermediate-risk PE and the effect of thrombolytic treatment on the persistence of symptoms or the development of late complications. METHODS: The PEITHO (Pulmonary Embolism Thrombolysis) trial was a randomized (1:1) comparison of thrombolysis with tenecteplase versus placebo in normotensive patients with acute PE, right ventricular (RV) dysfunction on imaging, and a positive cardiac troponin test result...
March 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331450/pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-for-pulmonary-hypertension-before-considering-transplant
#13
Hannah Kooperkamp, Inder Mehta, David Fary, Michael Bates
BACKGROUND: In cases of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), referral for possible surgical intervention is important because surgery can be curative. Surgery necessitates cardiopulmonary bypass and deep circulatory arrest with pulmonary thrombectomy and bilateral endarterectomy (PTE). If surgery fails, lung transplant is the next best surgical option. Medical treatment is also an important adjunct. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old female presented 3 months after a pulmonary embolus was found to be completely occluding her left pulmonary artery...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330686/imaging-of-acute-and-chronic-thromboembolic-disease-state-of-the-art
#14
REVIEW
A Ruggiero, N J Screaton
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Recent advances in imaging allow acute and rapid recognition even by the non-specialist radiologist. Most acute emboli resolve on anticoagulation without sequelae; however, some emboli fail to fully resolve becoming endothelialised with the development of chronic thromboembolic disease (CTED). Increased pulmonary vascular resistance arising from CTED may lead to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) a debilitating disease affecting up to 5% of survivors of acute PE...
May 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329240/effect-of-breathing-oxygen-enriched-air-on-exercise-performance-in-patients-with-precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension-randomized-sham-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Silvia Ulrich, Elisabeth D Hasler, Stéphanie Saxer, Michael Furian, Séverine Müller-Mottet, Stephan Keusch, Konrad E Bloch
Aims: The purpose of the current trial was to test the hypothesis that breathing oxygen-enriched air increases exercise performance of patients with pulmonary arterial or chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension (PAH/CTEPH) and to investigate involved mechanisms. Methods and results: Twenty-two patients with PAH/CTEPH, eight women, means ± SD 61 ± 14 years, resting mPAP 35 ± 9mmHg, PaO2 ambient air >7.3 kPa, underwent four bicycle ergospirometries to exhaustion on different days, while breathing oxygen-enriched (FiO2 0...
April 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290856/-chronic-heart-failure-with-preserved-systolic-function-and-reversible-dilatation-of-cardiac-chambers
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O V Blagova, S V Volkov, A V Nedostup, A O Korobkov, I V Mostovoy, N G Sergushina, N V Gagarina, E A Mershina
Diagnosis of dilation (D) cardiomyopathy (CMP) requires exclusion not only of inflammatory and genetically determined forms but also of some rare diseases. This 51 year old patient with history of moderate arterial hypertension approached a cardiologist because of new onset atrial fibrillation and dyspnea. Echocardiography detected dilation of all cardiac chambers with relatively preserved ejection fraction, causing suspicion of DCMP. Among conditions excluded were coronary atherosclerosis, congenital heart defect with left to right shunt, primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, hypertensive heart, tachycardia induced CMP, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, noncompaction myocardium...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289555/gender-differences-in-post-traumatic-stress
#17
Maria Grazia Modena, Daniele Pettorelli, Giulia Lauria, Elisa Giubertoni, Erminio Mauro, Valentina Martinotti
Acute stress can trigger cardiovascular events and disease. The earthquake is an "ideal" natural experiment for acute and chronic stress, with impact mainly on the cardiovascular system. On May 20th and 29th, 2012, two earthquakes of magnitude 5.9° to 6.4° on the Richter scale, hit the province of Modena and Reggio Emilia, an area of the north-center of Italy never considered at seismic risk. The purpose of our study was to assess whether there were gender-specific differences in stress-induced incidence of cardiovascular events and age of patients who arrived at the Emergency Departments (ED) of the three main teaching hospitals of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289496/surgical-treatment-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy
#18
Michael M Madani
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), also referred to as pulmonary endarterectomy, is the definitive treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). The true incidence of CTEPH is unknown and difficult to ascertain; however, most experts agree that approximately 4% to 5% of all patients who have an acute episode of pulmonary embolism (PE) will continue to develop CTEPH. Based on an incidence rate of about 0.1% for acute PE, this translates into a CTEPH incidence of approximately 10,000 to 15,000 annually in the United States alone...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289493/epidemiology-and-pathophysiology-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-risk-factors-and-mechanisms
#19
Sarah Medrek, Zeenat Safdar
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) occurs when thromboemboli travel to the pulmonary vasculature, fail to resolve, and cause elevated pulmonary arterial pressure. Untreated, this disease leads to progressive right heart failure and death. It develops in approximately 1% to 5% of patients who suffer an acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and has an overall incidence of 3 to 30 per million in the general population. While it is not entirely evident why most but not all people are able to clear this clot burden, there are known risk factors for the development of CTEPH...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275536/rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-clinical-challenges-reflecting-the-diversity-of-pathophysiology
#20
Evangelia Panagiotidou, Evdokia Sourla, Serafim Xrisovalantis Kotoulas, Sofia Akritidou, Vasileios Bikos, Vasileios Bagalas, Ioannis Stanopoulos, Georgia Pitsiou
The present article reports three clinical cases in order to elucidate the diversity of the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie rheumatoid arthritis associated pulmonary hypertension. The condition's three major causes are: interstitial lung disease, vasculitis, and chronic thromboembolic disease, but it should be noted that the multiple pulmonary manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, can all contribute to chronic lung disease or hypoxia. The first patient in this report suffered from moderate restriction due to fibrosis and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension during an episode of life threatening hypoxia...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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